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Did You Watch A Night of Hope and Healing Last Night?

It’s Garrett from Shine Afternoons and I was up watching the live-stream of “A Night of Hope and Healing” from Bridgetown, CT last night with Chris Tomlin, Mandisa, TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Story, Casting Crowns, Louie Giglio and Max Lucado and so many others. Did you watch any of the event? Oh, and don’t forget to pray for the families in Newtown, CT……they could really use your prayer support as they continue to heal!

Check out the Facebook Page set up for the event to see some home videos from the night.

Mini-Resolution No. 15 – Look For A Need You Can Meet Today

Big or small, be on the lookout today for someone who can use a helping hand.  At work, in the grocery store, or even in your neighborhood, if you see a need, step in!

He is the same–ALWAYS! ~ Garrett

Mini-Resolution No. 14 – Donate to a Good Cause

There are so many ministries and organizations doing great work in our community.  Pick one and donate!  It doesn’t even have to be money.  Lots of organizations are looking for everything from books to canned food items to clothing.  Check out your favorite charity’s website for their list of needs and give today!

Good News Story: Trevor’s Peace

Trevor was just a regular kid enjoying summer. He was ready to be a teenager and play on the football team with his friends.  That’s when he found out he had brain cancer.  At the height of his pain and suffering, he found peace.  With that peace, hope grew until he and his mom were able to start an organization for kids fighting cancer and even get a law enacted that helps give cancer kids a voice!  Read Trevor’s story!

Mini-Resolution No. 13 – Write A Handwritten Note and Give It To Someone You Love

Today’s mini-resolutions is to write a handwritten note for someone you love!  When’s the last time you popped a love note in your kids’ lunches, or sent a note to a friend just to say hi?  Today’s the day!

Mini-Resolution No. 12 – Perform A Random Act of Kindness

Pay it forward. Pass it on. “Do unto others…” Today’s challenge is to simply perform a random act of kindness. Need some ideas? Here are some.

Be sure to tell us how it went below!

Kurt, Rob & Lisa

Mini-Resolution No. 11 – Sign Up To Volunteer For Your Favorite Ministry

Hey, it’s Kurt, Rob & Lisa from Shine Mornings encouraging you to continue with us on this 30 day challenge to kick off 2013. Today, our challenge is to sign up to volunteer for your favorite ministry. Some that we at the New Shine.FM really believe in are Shepherd Community Center, Wheeler Mission, Outreach Inc., Team World Vision and Bethany Christian Services.  Here is another great website the will give places to volunteer in your area.

Don’t forget to tell us your volunteer story below!

Remember Mom & Dad….they are watching!

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6 A great reminder this afternoon. ~ Garrett

Good News Story: Joy Jars

Jessica Rees was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 11, and she and her parents would drive to the hospital every day to receive outpatient treatment.  What she did for other kids going through similiar trials is our Good News Story today!